Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Listless and drifting...

Every now and then, I get a burst of energy and make plans to become a vegetarian, exercise my brains out, and become buff and beautiful. People will stare when I tell them I'm almost 50 years old! When I move, I will glide, all power and confidence, feeling like a queen in my fit and healthy body.

Then I think...well, maybe I get started on that tomorrow. After all, it's almost lunchtime.

I'll make plans to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and exercise, begin the day with a vigorous workout that will leave me feeling energized and eager to face the day. Then I'll look at the clock on the corner of my computer, and it will be after midnight again, and the thought of getting up in just 5 hours actually hurts.

And I'll think...well, sleep is healthy, too. Maybe I'll start the exercise in the morning thing another day.

And so I've got this momentary revving of the engine, but I never get it in gear. I wonder how you find the motivation. I wonder how you get the energy to do it and stick to it.

You know, The Secret lady, Rhonda Byrne, claimed that she lost weight by not thinking about her weight. I think that the truth is that she developed a workable healthy eating and exercise plan for her, and then worked it until it became automatic, and then she lost the weight.

It's like Bob Proctor said about debt: Get on an automatic debt repayment program and then start thinking only prosperity. He didn't say, forget all about your bills. It's the same thing with weight. You need an automatic system for weight and then you can stop worrying about it.

I need an automatic system.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Wow, has it really been that long? I left my job and have been trying to put together a new career, juggle errands and family activities and things I've been wanting to do for so long, and all this time....I haven't given a thought to my weight loss efforts.

Well, okay, I have given it a couple of thoughts. I took a walk just this morning as part of my desultory effort to include exercise in my daily regimen. But how do I make it consistent? These days there's nothing I do consistently every day, so it's as hard to introduce a new element now as it was when my schedule was set in stone.

I know, I know, if you love it you will make time for it. I don't love it, but I have to do it or else I will feel terrible. It's difficult.

And The Secret has let me down-- I've been thinking positive and not worrying about my weight, and I'm pretty sure that no weight loss has happened yet.

What they don't tell you in The Secret is that in order to lose weight, you have to set up a weight-loss system and THEN not think about it. You can't eat the way you'e always eaten and still lose weight, I guess. I'm feeling a little disgruntled about that, I can tell you.

You have to be the kind of person who doesn't eat the wrong things (at least not regularly), who doesn't eat too much, who does exercise regularly, and whose entire lifestyle is geared toward optimum health.

Well, maybe I'll get it right this time.